Department of Education Funding for Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities
Deadline: July 11
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. To learn more, visit here.
The Office of Public Health and Science Funding for FY11 Sustainable Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Clinical Program for Low Socio-economic Status (LSES) Women of Childbearing Age
Deadline: July 15
The purpose of this project is to implement and to evaluate the success of tobacco cessation and prevention programs in selected Federal Clinical Partners to address tobacco use among LSES women of childbearing age. The Federal Clinical Partners are: the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and/or Indian Health Service (IHS) federally-funded healthcare clinics, and/or Medicaid-reimbursed providers. Successful applicants will design tobacco cessation and prevention programs to be implemented in the Federal Clinical Partners’ organizations that: 1) Are based on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, Clinical Practice Guideline, 2008 Update (Public Health Service Guideline); 2) Employ implementation process steps that will ensure project sustainability after the grant period ends for the Federal Clinical Partners; 3) Ensure that a certified tobacco specialist uses the 5As (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange; see the Public Health Service Guideline for detailed information) with every patient; 4) Ensure LSES women of childbearing age identified as tobacco users are offered brief intervention, counseling, follow-up, and other cessation services listed in the Public Health Service Guideline; and 5) Demonstrate increased quit attempts, abstinence, and/or cessation for LSES women of childbearing age using the services of the Federal Clinical Partners. To learn more, visit here.
CDC Funding for Craniofacial Malformations Information for Affected Families, Health Care Providers, and School Professionals
Deadline: July 18
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop and disseminate information on strategies to increase access to health care services and eliminate any disparities in access to services and to develop and disseminate up-to-date educational materials on craniofacial malformations to affected families, relevant health care providers, and school professionals. This program addresses the Healthy People 2020 focus areas of Maternal, Infant, and Child Health, access to Health Services, and Oral Health. To learn more, visit here.
ACF Funding for Early Head Start University Partnership Grants: Buffering Children from Toxic Stress
Deadline: July 18
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the Early Head Start University Partnership Grants: Buffering Children from Toxic Stress. These grants fund research activities to implement promising parenting interventions which augment ongoing Early Head Start services, in order to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable infants and toddlers. The purpose of this announcement is to report the availability of grant projects to promote knowledge of how Early Head Start programs can buffer children from the effects of toxic stress by supporting parenting/caregiving. Grantees will be required to demonstrate a partnership or partnerships with Early Head Start programs as an integral part of the research plan development and execution. To learn more, visit here.
ACF Funding for Improving Service Delivery to Youth in the Child Welfare System
Deadline: July 19
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop and evaluate programs that promote the safety and well-being of children and families and that allow youth, where safe and appropriate, to return to families from which they have been removed, by building relationship skills to mitigate risk and to promote protective and resiliency factors in youth who have experienced trauma or abuse. Projects will target youth in the child welfare system, or those at risk of entering the child welfare system, including LGBTQ, pregnant and parenting teens, and other youth with significant risk factors. To learn more, visit here.
Funding for ACA Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Formula Grant Program
Deadline: July 21
This announcement solicits applications for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) formula grant program to continue the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) and the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) commitment to comprehensive family services, coordinated and comprehensive statewide home visiting programs , and effective implementation of high-quality evidence-based practices. The ACA MIECHV formula grant program is designed to: 1) strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V; 2) improve coordination of services for at- risk communities; and 3) identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities. The legislation reserves the majority of funding for one or more evidence-based home visiting models. In addition, the legislation supports continued innovation by allowing up to 25 percent of funding to support promising approaches that do not yet qualify as evidence-based models. To learn more, visit here.
ACF-OFA Funding for Community-Centered Healthy Marriage and Relationship Grants
Deadline: July 28
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to competitively award cooperative agreements for demonstration projects that support "healthy marriage promotion activities" as enacted by The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-291).Cooperative agreements awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support programs that have the capacity and proven track record of providing a broad range of marriage and relationship education (MRE) and skills training to low-income populations. To address the multiple barriers faced by individuals, couples/partners, and families, projects will provide MRE skills designed to change behaviors of individuals and move families towards economic self-sufficiency. ACF is particularly interested in funding organizations that are located in the community of the targeted population, and that provide a broad array of services. To learn more, visit here.
ACF-OFA Funding for Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Grants
Deadline: July 28
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to award demonstration projects that support " ...activities promoting responsible fatherhood" as enacted by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-291). Grants awarded will support projects with organizations that have the capacity and proven track record of helping low-income fathers. Projects should be designed to develop a broad approach to overall case management and support services. Additionally, projects should be designed to help fathers build mutually supportive and long-lasting relationships with their children, the mothers of their children, and help fathers overcome barriers to economic self-sufficiency. To learn more, visit here.
ACF Funding for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Program: Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia
Deadline: August 8
The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that competing applications will be accepted for a new grant to establish Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia (RPIs). This cooperative agreement will fund 10 RPIs to serve as regional focal points to lead T/TA capacity-building activities. RPIs will coordinate activities designed to strengthen the ability of State Associations to leverage resources; promote and sustain relationships between State Associations and the corresponding State CSBG Lead Agencies; and increase the capacity of State Associations to address the broad T/TA needs of CSBG-eligible entities. The core functions of the RPIs are T/TA coordination and information dissemination. For purposes of this funding opportunity, the well-defined geographic areas will align with established ACF Regions. Regional coordinators will be physically located in the geographic area they propose to serve. Funding will be limited to one award per region. Within each region, a single State Association will serve as the grantee. To learn more, visit here.
Funding for Prevention of HIV Transmission/Acquisition through a better understanding of Reproductive Health (R01)
Deadline: August 11
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications to further the understanding of HIV acquisition/transmission by increasing the knowledge regarding the intersection between reproductive health and HIV prevention. The emphasis of the FOA is to encourage comprehensive behavioral-biomedical approaches that can lead to new insights in HIV prevention research. This FOA is not intended to fund drug discovery or large scale clinical trials. To learn more, visit here.
Funding for Strategies for the Protection of Pregnant Women and Infants Against Infectious Diseases (R01)
Deadline: October 13
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage new and innovative mechanistic studies of pathogens that impact placental function and fetal well-being, with the long-term goal of informing the development of interventions against these pathogens and reducing the burden of infection-related pregnancy loss and infant morbidity and mortality. To learn more, visit here.
Funding for Advancing HIV Prevention through Transformative Behavioral and Social Science Research (R01)
Deadline: January 6, 2012
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications that will advance generalize knowledge about HIV prevention through transformative behavioral and social science research. An underlying assumption for this funding opportunity is that methods of and findings from social and behavioral studies can make essential contributions to research that utilizes biomedical modalities. In addition, biomedical perspectives are essential for the advancement of social and behavioral HIV research on HIV prevention. Therefore, this FOA invites studies that are comprehensive in the sense that the reciprocal influences of relevant variables, whether social, behavioral, or biomedical are included in study design and interpretation. This FOA is intended to address the goals of the National HIV AIDS Strategy, and therefore studies should address issues that are highly relevant to the domestic (i.e., United States) HIV problem. To learn more, visit here.